Arcia to DL, Rosario recalled from Triple-A Rochester
MINNEAPOLIS — The Twins placed outfielder Oswaldo Arcia on the 15-day disabled list with a right hip flexor strain on Monday, and recalled fellow outfielder Eddie Rosario from Triple-A Rochester to take Arcia’s place on the roster.
Arcia left Sunday’s game in the fourth inning with what was described as right hip irritation, and the Twins were hopeful Arcia would just be day to day. But Arcia was placed on the DL, giving Rosario his first call-up to the Majors.
Rosario, ranked as Minnesota’s No. 9 prospect by MLB.com, was hitting .242/.280/.379 with three homers, a stolen base and 12 RBIs in 23 games at Triple-A. The former top prospect was suspended 50 games for a drug of abuse last season, and once he returned, he hit .237/.277/.396 in 79 games. But he fared much better in the Arizona Fall League, batting .330/.345/.410 in 24 games.
Rosario, 23, was picked over fellow outfielder Aaron Hicks, who was outperforming him at Triple-A Rochester. Hicks, 25, is batting .289/.375/.494 with two homers, five doubles and three triples in 21 games.